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Year-end Finals Finish event helps students unwind

April 6, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Finals Finish, an annual event that has become a Western Michigan University tradition, will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at venues across campus.

Now in its 13th year, Finals Finish promotes student success by making spring finals week less stressful.

The free event helps students relax, refuel and revive so they can stay focused on doing well on their semester-end tests and projects. It also recognizes the achievements of WMU's graduating seniors, and involves the entire campus in closing the semester on a high note.

Sites participating in the spring 2009 Finals Finish include computer labs and Waldo Library, which will stay open longer than usual to support students' late-night study needs. As in past years, the Student Recreation Center will also extend its hours, as well as provide snacks and massages to students seeking a break from the pressure they may be feeling.

Volunteers needed

Members of the WMU and local communities assist in publicizing as well as staging Finals Finish. Volunteers are needed to work a two-hour shift from 8 to 10 p.m. and will receive a free T-shirt.

Those assigned to the recreation center, where most of the help is needed, will greet students, staff the registration table, serve snacks, monitor the study area, and issue recreational and fitness equipment.


The spring 2009 Finals Finish is being organized by WMU's Presidential Spirit Committee with support from numerous business sponsors and from University offices, faculty and staff members, retirees and alumni.

Visit Finals Finish online to volunteer or obtain more information. Information also is available by contacting event coordinator Amy Seth at amy.seth@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3759.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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